As the nation commemorates the sad events of the Boston Marathon bombing, let us not forget that threats of terrorism and hatred of the American values of freedom and opportunity for all don’t always come from abroad. In fact, check the number of people in this country who are killed by terrorists and you are certain to find that more people are killed by domestic terrorists who drag people in the streets behind pickup trucks, shoot them down at community centers or theatres and schools, beat motorists who stop to help after an accident or gun down children in central city drive by shootings than are killed from terrorists from abroad.
White Supremacist Charged in Kansas Shootings
Murder charges were filed Tuesday against the white supremacist who allegedly gunned down three people at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City on Sunday.
Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, faces the possibility of the death penalty, said Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe in a news conference Tuesday.
Mr. Miller was charged with one count of capital murder in the killings of a 69-year-old physician and his 14-year-old grandson in the parking lot of an Overland Park, Kan., Jewish community center. He was also charged with one count of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting death in a Jewish retirement home parking lot of a 53-year-old mother who worked with blind children.
Mr. Miller, who is being held on $10 million bond, was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday for his first court appearance. He stood under his own power to face the camera, crossing his arms and speaking only when answering routine questions from the judge in a Johnson County courtroom several miles away. He requested a court-appointed lawyer.